Campus Community Decreases Break-Ins by 70%

ONTARIO, LONDON

The University of Western Ontario Campus Community Police Service has reduced campus break-ins by nearly 70 percent, marking a four-year low for the university.

The university reported 56 break-ins in 2007 and 30 break-ins in 2008 – 2006 alone had nearly 100 break-ins.

Campus safety initiatives include security guards in buildings and through out the campus, added campus police patrols, and educating students on the importance of individual contributions to a safe campus.

The Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) and Basic Emergency Management training programs have also been well attended. Western has nearly 300 Building Emergency Team volunteers that are trained in evacuation procedures, according to Western News, the local student newspaper.

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